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Meaning of OUTSET

Pronunciation:  'awt`setlur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the time at which something begins; "They got an early start"

OUTSET is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: beginning, commencement, first, kickoff, offset, start, starting time
 Antonyms: end, ending, middle
 See Also: birth, incipience, incipiency, point, point in time, starting point, terminus a quo, threshold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Out"set`\, n.
A setting out, starting, or beginning. ``The outset of a
political journey.'' --Burke.

      Giving a proper direction to this outset of life. --J.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: A, alpha, beginning, birth, blast-off, commencement, creation, cutting edge, dawn, dawning, edge, establishment, first, flying start, foundation, fresh start, inauguration, inception, institution, jump-off, kick-off, leading edge, new departure, oncoming, onset, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outsetting, outstart, running start, send-off, setoff, setout, setting in motion, setting-up, square one, start, starting, starting point, start-off, takeoff, take-off